March 2002 - Blabbermouth Archive

SYMPHONY X: New Album Due In September

SYMPHONY X have begun work on the material for their upcoming studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Inside Out Records in September. According to an official update from Inside Out, the CD will contain a similar structure as their classic album Divine Wings Of Tragedy. There is going to be one ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Update On Current Activities

Here is an update from the DEVIN TOWNSEND camp: The American West Coast tour is on! It is billed as a STRAPPING YOUNG LAD tour and will include primarily SYL material. They are planning a STRAPPING set with one song from each of the other projects as well as feature new SYL songs. There are ...

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STATIC-X Go "Power Metal" On RAMONES Tribute

STATIC-X have just completed their cover of THE RAMONES' "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, California for the upcoming DV8/Columbia Records tribute to THE RAMONES. Also scheduled to appear on the collection are ROB ZOMBIE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, EDDIE VEDDER, MARILYN MANSON, GREEN DAY, MOTORHEAD, RANCID, BILLY CORGAN, THE OFFSPRING, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Enter Studio To Begin Work On "Elements Part 1"

Finland's STRATOVARIUS will be entering Helsinki's Finnvox studios on May 15th to begin recording their ninth full-length studio album, tentatively entitled Elements Part 1, for a January 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Among the song titles that are tentatively set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following: 01. Eagleheart 02. Elements 03. ...

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In Memory Of RANDY CASTILLO

A memorial site has been set up for late OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo at www.randycastillo.com. The following written tributes were taken from the above-mentioned site: Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER): I just heard and I am shocked about Randy's passing. He was a great fellow drummer and the nicest guy. I ...

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OZZFEST Goes Public

The organizers of Ozzfest have launched an online poll for people to vote on which act should replace the CORNELL/RAGE project on the main stage of this year's event. These are the available choices: SLAYER DOWN FOO FIGHTERS SEVENDUST STATIC-X NICKELBACK TENACIOUS D SOULFLY For more information, go to: www.ozzfest.com. ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Reacts To News Of RANDY CASTILLO's Passing

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was diagnosed with cancer early last year, has issued the following statement in response to the news of former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo's passing: Today when I heard of Randy's passing, I was very saddened. Randy and I became friends on [TESTAMENT's] Low tour eight years ago. He ...

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PANTERA Guitarist To Make In-Store Appearance In Texas

PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell will be making an in-store appearance at Mars Music in Arlington, Texas this Saturday, March 30th at 3:00 PM. Dimebag will be promoting his new signature guitar pickup "Dimebucker", courtesy of Seymour Duncan. The address to Mars Music is: 4634 S. Cooper St. #182 & 184, Arlington, TX 76017. ...

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